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James Harden reportedly will play role in picking next Rockets coach

The Houston Rockets on Wednesday night saw an extremely disappointing season come to an end courtesy of a 114-81 playoff elimination loss to the Golden State Warriors. One of the biggest issues facing the Rockets, a team that went from appearing in the Western Conference Finals last season to barely sneaking into the playoffs this year, is determining the organization’s future...
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April 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Aaron Rodgers gets ‘nostalgic’ about his NFL Draft free-fall

One of the most drawn-out, uncomfortable and awkward events in NFL Draft history occurred in 2005 as Aaron Rodgers sat and sat and sat while waiting an excruciating four-and-a-half hours in the green room before finally hearing his name get called. With cameras painfully capturing his every move as name after name — except for his own — were announced, Rodgers became both a punchline...
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April 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Von Miller on contract negotiations: ‘There’s really no hard feelings’

Von Miller and the Denver Broncos have been embroiled in a protracted contract negotiation ever since the team applied the franchise tag on the standout linebacker, an arrangement that guarantees Miller approximately $14.1 million in the 2016 NFL season. While Miller would like to get things done and sign a long-term deal with the Broncos, he stresses he harbors no bitterness...
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April 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Twins’ Glen Perkins caught giving the middle finger in dugout (vid)

Minnesota Twins closer Glen Perkins may be on the disabled list as he nurses a strained throwing shoulder, but that doesn’t mean he’s not in the dugout supporting his teammates … or possibly giving one of them the middle finger? The Twins on Tuesday called up highly touted starting pitching prospect Jose Berrios to make his first start in the big leagues in a tilt against the Cleveland...
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April 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Cam Newton says he let people down with post-SB presser

The press conference Cam Newton conducted following the Carolina Panthers’ loss to the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50 generated as much discussion afterward than arguably how he played in the game itself. The quarterback was criticized and castigated for what critics suggested was surly behavior being exhibited by a sore loser. While Newton briefly addressed his behavior during...
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April 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Nationals Park netting stops busted bat from flying into seats

The extended netting installed at Nationals Park once again saved the day when it prevented Cesar Hernandez’s broken bat from flying into the stands. During the top of the 7th inning of Wednesday's game between the Washington Nationals and Philadelphia Phillies, a pitch from Gio Hernandez got in a bit on the Phillies second baseman’s hands, breaking the bat and sending a huge...
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April 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Kyrie Irving empathizes with Warriors, Clippers over injury woes

If there’s a team currently in the postseason that understands what the Golden State Warriors — and even more so the Los Angeles Clippers — are going through due to devastating injuries, it’s the Cleveland Cavaliers. And perhaps no player can better empathize with how Stephen Curry, Chris Paul and Blake Griffin must be feeling at the moment than Kyrie Irving. Irving of course...
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April 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Chris Bosh shares desire to play; Heat say he’s out indefinitely

Chris Bosh, or more specifically his wife Adrienne, took to Twitter Tuesday in attempt to drum up social media support concerning the Miami Heat superstar’s professed desire to play. The Heat, however, reaffirmed the organization’s previous stance that Bosh remains out indefinitely after being sidelined at the All-Star Break due to an undisclosed medical condition. Adrienne Bosh...
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April 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Rockets’ Jason Terry guarantees Game 5 victory over Warriors

Despite being down 3-1 in the series and heading into the House of Pain that is Oracle Arena for Wednesday’s Game 5, Houston Rockets veteran guard Jason Terry is guaranteeing a victory for his squad over the Golden State Warriors. “I’m guaranteeing it,” he said, via ESPN’s Calvin Watkins. “If I don’t, then what? It’s a loss, right. I guarantee victory — that’s what it’s going...
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April 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Eagles fan gets ‘2019 Super Bowl Champs’ tattoo (pic)

It seems like every few months the Internet will take note of some numbskull sports fan getting a tattoo predicting eventual championship glory for their favorite team. These boastful inked proclamations typically are made concerning the next Super Bowl or World Series or Stanley Cup for what have you. But one Philadelphia Eagles fan allowed himself some breathing room by predicting...
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April 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Chris Colabello on suspension: ‘I cried and cried and cried’

Major League Baseball last Friday announced that Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Chis Colabello had been banned 80 games for testing positive for dehydrochlormethyltestosterone, an anabolic steroid sold under the name Turinabol. In an exclusive interview this week with Sportsnet, Colabello details the devastating impact learning he’d tested positive for a performance-enhancing...
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April 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Fenway Park bar wants Roger Goodell banned in Boston (pic)

It’s hardly a surprise that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell generally has been considered a persona non grata in Boston ever since he played an obviously integral role in levying a four-game suspension on New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for his purported role in Deflategate. But now that Brady’s original suspension has been reinstated by the U.S. Appeals Court in a 2-1...
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April 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Jordan issues statement on controversial N.C. law

Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan on Tuesday issued a statement on behalf of the organization in opposition of the controversial North Carolina law known as HB2. “As my organization has stated previously, the Charlotte Hornets and Hornets Sports & Entertainment are opposed to discrimination in any form, and we have always sought to provide an inclusive environment,” Jordan...
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April 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Panthers retire ‘Kevin Spacey in Space’ shirt after elimination

The Florida Panthers were eliminated from the postseason Sunday courtesy of a 2-1 double-overtime loss to the New York Islanders. But the Panthers were one of the bigger surprises of the 2015-16 NHL season and not only did their play on the ice attract more attention than the team historically has received, a whimsical locker room ritual became the talk of the league. But all that...
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April 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Odell Beckham Jr. tight-lipped about Josh Norman joining Redskins

Josh Norman was downright diplomatic when discussing how joining the Washington Redskins means he will face Odell Beckham Jr. twice each season. The New York Giants wide receiver, meanwhile, had absolutely no comment on Norman’s abrupt change of scenery. Beckham was asked about Norman, the wide receiver didn’t even acknowledge the cornerback during his response. “I play for the...
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April 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Mike Evans to Jameis Winston: ‘What happened to the belly?’

Jameis Winston committed himself to getting into much better shape before his second NFL season, and it appears the hard work he’s put in is paying dividends. So much so, in fact, it prompted one of Winston’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers teammates to crack a joke about how much better he looks. Bucs wide receiver Mike Evans couldn’t help but marvel at Winston’s much-improved appearance...
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April 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Yoenis Cespedes selling custom 2013 Lamborghini Aventador

The case can be made that Yoenis Cespedes was the biggest star of spring training this year, mostly due to his ritual of rolling into the New York Mets facilities driving a different high-priced, tricked-out vehicle for days on end. One of the rides that perhaps garnered the most attention was the flame-spitting 2013 Lamborghini Aventador that boasted nearly $80,000 in custom...
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April 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Brees: Conversations ongoing concerning new contract

The $30 million cap hit the New Orleans Saints will absorb in the final year of Drew Brees’ contract in 2016 hangs like an albatross around the organization’s neck, leading many to believe the team and the quarterback will work out a more cap-friendly contract extension sooner rather than later. But Brees, appearing Tuesday morning on NFL Network’s “NFL HQ,” had nothing new to...
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April 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Kristaps Porzingis short ‘Porzingod’ gives Knicks fans hope (vid)

Last week, it was learned that a comedy short about New York Knicks rookie sensation Kristaps Porznigis was slated to premiere at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival over the weekend. Starring Adam Mucci and John Leguizamo, the short film, “Porzingod,” is the creation of brothers Tyler and Conor Byrne, New York City natives and self-professed Knicks fans. It depicts that budding Latvian...
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April 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Josh Norman eager to face Odell Beckham Jr. twice each season

An incredibly tumultuous several days that featured a nearly incomprehensible sequence of events for Josh Norman has landed the former Carolina Panthers cornerback in D.C. as a member of the Washington Redskins courtesy of a reported five-year, $75 million deal. It didn’t take long for people to put two and two together and realize the abrupt change in scenery means Norman will...
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April 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Blues organist trolls Blackhawks by playing ‘Chelsea Dagger’ (vid)

The St. Louis Blues finally broke out of the first-round slump that has been plaguing the organization for years courtesy of a thrilling 3-2 Game 7 victory in front of its hometown fans in Scottrade Center. To help celebrate the moment — not to mention rub some salt in the wounds of the eliminated Blackhawks — the organist at the arena briefly played The Fratellis’ “Chelsea Dagger...
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April 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Twins hold ‘A Special Tribute to Prince’ at Monday’s game

The Minnesota Twins organization on Monday held "A Special Tribute to Prince" at Target Field throughout Monday's game against the Cleveland Indians. Tonight we will pay tribute to the late Minnesota icon, Prince. Fans, wear your purple! https://t.co/4HfJo52CnF pic.twitter.com/XlPFMmTl9f — Minnesota Twins (@Twins) April 25, 2016 Rest in Purple, #Prince. pic.twitter.com...
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April 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Jaguars, Panthers engage in Twitter ‘catfight’ on Earth Day

The Jacksonville Jaguars and Carolina Panthers got downright catty — albeit in a playful way — with one another on social media after the Florida-based NFL team issued a tweet to celebrate Earth Day. Happy #EarthDay! FACT: The Jaguar is the largest cat in the Americas. pic.twitter.com/jW4iQ1oz6G — Jacksonville Jaguars (@Jaguars) April 22, 2016 Not willing to take a catnap and...
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April 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Schilling takes shot at Brandon McCarthy during Twitter debate

In what for some time now seemed to be a foregone conclusion with the only variable being when, ESPN on Wednesday finally cut ties with Curt Schilling, firing the controversial and opinionated MLB analyst after he recently shared an anti-transgender meme on Facebook. Since his dismissal, Schilling has been on what the New York Daily News is referring to as a “Twitter bender" while...
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April 22, 2016  |  Discuss

LeBron James on Prince’s death: ‘We’re losing a lot of our heroes’

LeBron James weighed in on the surprising death of iconic musician Prince before Friday’s Cleveland Cavaliers shootaround, and the superstar, who calls himself a big fan, discussed the legend’s devastating and untimely passing on Thursday at the age of 57. “I just think we’re losing a lot of our heroes a lot earlier than expected,” James said Friday morning ahead of Cleveland’s...
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April 22, 2016  |  Discuss
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